Ever worry about all of those not-so-healthy ingredients in store-bought granola? Well, fear no more by preparing this super-delicious, homemade version in your own kitchen. It’s an easily adaptable recipe, so use whatever nuts, seeds or dried fruit you like. You’ll find yourself adding it to other dishes (think yogurt, ice cream, even sprinkled on yourbreakfast smoothies) and we promise you’ll be making it again and again.
The Best Homemade Granola Recipe
Yields 6 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 24 minutes
Per half-cup serving:
- 240 cal
- 9 g fat
- 28 g carbs
- 4 mg sodium
- 4 g fiber
- 8 g protein
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup nuts or seeds of your choice (a mix of sliced almonds and sunflower seeds is pictured above)
5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1 cup dried fruit of your choice (a mix of gogi berries, blueberries and Incan berries is pictured above)
- Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, nuts or seeds, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Stir well until everything is evenly coated. Spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the oat mixture. Return it back to the oven for another 12 minutes. It should be golden brown, but keep an eye on it because it can go from perfect to burnt very quickly.
- Remove from the oven and press the granola evenly with a spatula. Let cool and then add the dried fruit. Allow the granola to cool completely before storing in airtight containers. It can be stored at room temperature.